Top 5 Plays Of Auburn’s 2011 Season
The season has ended, which means it’s time to take a look at Auburn’s top 5 plays of the 2011 season. 2011 was an up and down year but we still managed to see some bright moments at several points in the season, and below are my personal top 5. If you think I forgot an important one then feel free to let me know in the comments.
5. Coming in at number 5, is Barrett Trotter’s bomb to Emory Blake in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl, it was arguably Trotter’s best pass of his career and it sparked an offensive attack that lasted throughout the game. (Apologies for poor quality)
4. Coming in at number 4, is Tre Mason’s 97 yard kick return, after being down 14 points to Utah frickin State we needed something to cling to. True Freshman Tre Mason stepped up and powered us back into the game.
3. Coming in at number 3, is Phillip Lutzenkirchen’s sick one handed catch against Ole Miss, it is truly refreshing to have a player like him on the team, his immense talent will be lighting up the SEC and the NFL for years to come.
2. Coming in at number 2, is Ryan Smith’s goal-line stand against Miss. State. Chris Relf was killing us the whole game with his scrambles and runs, it looked as though he as going to score but Smith flipped him on his face and saved the win for Auburn.
1. Coming in at number 1, is Auburn’s onside kick against Utah State. With little time left, all hope for a comeback seemed lost until Auburn’s special teams made (in my view) the play of the season. It saved the season, and prevented an embarrassing loss to the Aggies.
There were several other plays which I think could have been included, such as McCalebb’s touchdown return against Bama or Lutzenkirchen’s strip and fumble recovery against South Carolina. Wouldn’t you rather have too many plays to choose rather than too little?